Weird Washington

Take a Day Trip to North Bend—the Real Twin Peaks

It was just a little cult TV show a quarter century ago, but Twin Peaks' aesthetic came to define North Bend. Now that the series is back, the sleepy suburb is back in the spotlight.

04/18/2017 By Allison Williams

Dining Way Out

Washington's Ferry Fleet Got an Impressive Food and Drink Overhaul

Local coffee, cheese, chowder and beer are among the new galley offerings.

04/17/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Seattle Pet Guide

Seattle’s Best Doggie Day Cares, Parks, Pet Sitters, and More

How to keep your fuzzy, furry friends happy on every occasion.

04/17/2017 By Allison Williams Illustrations by Kiki Kita

Five Ways

Northwest Festival Forecast: April

The start of spring brings bulbs, brews, and blossoms.

04/11/2017 By Liz Weber

What To Do With a Kid

19 Seattle Adventures for Kids and Adults Alike

Where to embrace the city sights, the great outdoors, or a rainy afternoon.

03/20/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Things to do with a Kid

Seattle's Destination Playgrounds

Six of the region's best slides, climbs, and swings.

03/20/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Weekend Pass

4 Blissful Spa Road Trips Around Washington State

This spring, the path to relaxation is lined with spas that show off the best of the Northwest’s sea, mountains, forest, and city.

03/20/2017 By Allison Williams

Five Ways

Northwest Festival Forecast: March

Hey, it's spring! Almost! We've got seafood to eat and bird-watching to do.

02/24/2017 By Jack Russillo

Travel

Cuba and Seattle Just Got a Lot Closer

Vintage cars, Caribbean breezes, the famed Hemingway mojito: now just a flight away on Alaska Airlines. But Cuba is more complicated than that.

02/20/2017 By Allison Williams

Feature

After the Fall: The Tunnel Creek Avalanche, Five Years Later

The Tunnel Creek avalanche took the lives of three world-class skiers and was immortalized in a Pulitzer Prize–winning New York Times story. Five years later, the survivors, friends, and family members reflect on what was lost that day.

02/13/2017 By Eva Holland

Highway Help

Your Complete Guide to Highway and Pass Closures

Where to find road closure info, pass reports, and traffic cameras for winter driving.

02/09/2017 By Jack Russillo

Five Ways

5 Hikes That Don’t Require Snow Gear

Hit a trail that doesn't call for snowshoes or skis—and end up at waterfalls, with views of Canada, or in an abandoned mining town.

02/08/2017 By Jack Russillo

Sanctuary City

Visit Seattle Has a Message About Protest (and You Know the Tune)

A new video shows the world how mayor Ed Murray's "Shine a Light" initiative lit up Seattle.

02/08/2017 By Allison Williams

Five Ways

Northwest Festival Forecast: February

February is a short month, so make the most of it by going to a festival for bacon, antiques, or hunting gear.

02/02/2017 By Jack Russillo

Cooking Classes

Josh Henderson Takes His Culinary Skills Around the World

The man behind the Huxley Wallace Collective is starting a travel company for food lovers.

01/31/2017 By Jack Russillo

Weekend Pass

Escape to Canada: How to Spend a Weekend in Vancouver

The whole world is right across the border—oh, along with a brand new, unmentionable tower.

01/23/2017 By Allison Williams

Inauguration 2017

Sally Jewell Has Left the Building

Obama’s Secretary of the Interior is returning to Seattle. We asked her where that leaves America’s public lands.

01/20/2017 By Allison Williams

Hiking Help

5 Hikes That Don't Require Four-Wheel Drive or Chains

Don't get stuck. Hike safely by heading to an island, the Olympic Peninsula, or the Columbia River.

01/06/2017 By Jack Russillo

Five Ways

Northwest Festival Forecast: January

Break in the New Year with mountain movies, drinks, and chocolate that benefits Mother Nature.

01/06/2017 By Jack Russillo

Light Shows

Where to Road Trip for New Year's Eve Fireworks

Hail the end of 2016 the way it should be done: with illuminated potatoes.

12/22/2016 By Jack Russillo